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Key to Berberidaceae

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1. Shrub; leaves simple or pinnately compound, generally leathery (except Berberis vulgaris), generally spine-toothed; fruit a berry ..... BERBERIS

1' Perennial herb; leaves 1–3-ternate, not leathery, not spine-toothed; fruit a capsule or achene

2. Inflorescence a spike; leaflets triangular to fan-shaped; perianth 0; fruit an achene ..... ACHLYS

2' Inflorescence a raceme or panicle; leaflets ovate to ± cordate; perianth parts 12+; fruit a 2-valved capsule ..... VANCOUVERIA


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